A new year is a great time to freshen up or change your look. Maybe you just need a new cut or style, or maybe you could try a new color! Choosing the right color isn’t easy, but using these three tips can ensure you get the perfect look.
- Preparing your hair
Don’t shampoo beforehand! Shampooing can strip your scalp of its natural protective oils, leaving it prone to possible sensitivity. Try a hair mask the day before your application to deep condition your hair, giving your locks the nourishment it needs. Apply to wet hair after cleaning and leave on for 8-10 minutes or longer, depending on deeply distressed hair, then rinse completely.
Tip: Not sure where to find a hair mask? Try looking in the hair care aisle at your local store or try one like this.
- Choosing a color
There are plenty of resources to use when choosing your color. Instagram, Pinterest and magazines are just a few platforms that can help you get an idea of the look you’re going for. If you’re looking for more of a professional opinion, look to at-home color experts like eSalon. They have a custom hair color kit that is designed specifically for you and the color you’re looking for. Get your partner or friend to help you apply if you’re nervous about not hitting every root!
Tip: Keep in mind that the color is going to complement your overall self like your skin color, eyes, hair cut and personality. Check out the infographic below to find out what color and characteristics best suit you!
- Protecting your color
Washing your hair only 2-3 times a week will help with keeping your hair’s naturals oils. Make sure to use a color safe shampoo and conditioner to safeguard your color and hydration. Try using dry shampoo or a leave-in conditioner in between washes to keep your hair looking fresh and hydrated.
Tip: If you love the color and want to keep it up, try keeping the touch ups strictly to the roots.